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Posted on 08/01/2021
Smart Locks: Security Benefits With Convenience
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels New home builders are starting to equip residences with smart door locks, and for good reason. With these locks installed, homeowners enjoy even more security and convenience than ever before. Instead of digging out your keys, you can use an app, fingerprint scanner or voice commands to unlock and lock your door in...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
Incorporating Antique Doorknobs into your Decor
Image by savannaholson0 from Pixabay There are many people who are looking for new and inventive ways to decorate their home. In order to get the most out of this process, it is important to pay attention to detail. The doorknobs are a commonly overlooked source of decoration. One of the ways to add a little bit of...
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Posted on 07/20/2021
Another Property Sold - 268 West Pelham, Shutesbury, MA 01072
This lovely home will charm you the minute you enter! The welcoming family room and updated kitchen provide a comfortable space drawing you in to this charming, expanded Gambrel Colonial. The formal dining room and spacious living room with hardwood floors and a wood stove make for great entertaining or cozy times at home. First floor laundry and powder room complete the first level. The primary bedroom with skylights and sitting room, two bedrooms and two baths on the second level. The private rear deck overlooks a small pond, terraced gardens and plenty of space for play! A gardeners delight with abundant established perennials &...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
DIY Attractive and Functional Basement Flooring Options
Flooring can add to the function of your finished basement, or it can take it away. Installing the wrong type of flooring material in a below-grade space could leave you open to costly water damage or even the growth of mold and bacteria. Even the best-built basements are sometimes prone to invasion by moisture seeping through concrete walls...
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Posted on 07/17/2021
Northampton, MA Real Estate Market Update 7/17/2021
Click here to view Northampton, MA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 07/17/2021
Another Property Sold - 35 N Plain Rd, Sunderland, MA 01375
This home is perfection on a meandering road minutes to Amherst. It is Immaculate,ready to move into and beautifully accented for your enjoyment. The home welcomes you on the farmer’s porch and inviting front door. It has an easy open flow that makes family life and entertaining easy. On the first and second floors there are hardwood floors or ceramic tiles throughout. On the first floor are two living areas (one with a gas fireplace.) Also on the first floor is a nice sized kitchen,walk in pantry and eating area that leads to an inviting screened in porch perfect for a warm summer evening. Off of the kitchen is a laundry room, half...
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Posted on 07/16/2021
Another Property Sold - 48 Chestnut Av Ext, Northampton, MA 01053
Just 2 years old, this gorgeous, well-built home in a desirable Leeds neighborhood is light-filled & spacious. The open floor plan on the main level features a living room with fireplace, beautifully appointed kitchen w/ island & large pantry, a dining area with sliders that open to a deck, w/ high ceilings & crown molding throughout. A half-bath & large mudroom complete this floor; the mudroom opens to the garage and to the main living level living space. Upstairs, the main bedroom features a walk-in closet and an en suite bath with step-in glass shower and fine tile work. Two more bedrooms and another full bath round out...
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Posted on 07/15/2021
Another Property Sold - 26 Webster Ct 26, Amherst, MA 01002
Here it is! Fantastic 2 bedroom condo unit in desirable Echo Hill. Nice layout with open kitchen, dining, living and sunroom on first floor along with multiple closets. Second level offers 2 large bedrooms and a full bath. Custom tile in kitchen/bath add style & durability, no carpeting, wood & tile. Many upgrades; Pella replacement windows, efficient Mitsubishi ductless mini-split heat pump & AC units in living room & larger bedroom on 2nd floor. Sunroom makes this home unique at Webster Court! Enclosed patio area with mature plantings a plus. Basement is partially finished, with laundry, bar sink, space for great home...
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Posted on 07/15/2021
Another Property Sold - 18 Maple Avenue, Hadley, MA 01035
Rarely offered, center of Hadley, this sun filled totally custom remodeled ranch home is perfectly centrally located. New stainless steel high-efficiency Kitchen Aid appliances-refrigerator-range-dishwasher-microwave, natural stone veined quartzite countertops, walk-in pantry with antique vintage passage door, luxury vinyl plank throughout kitchen, shiny oak hardwood flooring throughout all rooms, new wood raised panel kitchen cabinetry, dining room, new bathrooms, new solid wood doors, moldings & woodwork throughout, new LED recessed lighting, new 200-amp service, open concept living, insulated vinyl windows, full natural light, heated...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Should You Add Solar Panels to Your Home?
Image by Jukka Niittymaa from Pixabay When it comes to renewable resources, there is nothing quite as powerful as the sun. Solar energy is the one resource that we have on our planet that will never run out, and people are discovering that there are many innovative ways to harness the sun's energy in order to power our...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
How Much Money Can Home Automation Save Me?
There are a lot of numbers thrown around when it comes to the marketing of home automation devices. It can be a bit confusing to sort through all of the claimed savings percentages. How much money you save will ultimately depend on a variety of factors, some of which you can control, and others that are out of...
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Posted on 07/02/2021
Amherst, MA Real Estate Market Update 7/2/2021
Click here to view Amherst, MA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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